UNH Volleyball Loses To Stony Brook
Katie Weidner

DURHAM, N.H. - After dropping the first game of the match, the Stony Brook Seawolves came back to win the next three games to defeat the UNH Wildcats, 3-1 (29-31, 30-18, 30-26, 30-28) Saturday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.

Morgan Sweany led the Seawolves (10-9, 2-1 America East) with a double-double, earning a match-high 19 kills as well as 14 digs. Melissa Votruba and Danielle MacKnight each had 13 kills, while Maria Samilo added 11 kills for Stony Brook.

MacKnight also contributed on the defensive end, leading all players with five blocks in the match. Stony Brook libero Abby Egan led the Seawolves with 25 digs, with Claire Lindner adding 18 digs off the bench.

New Hampshire stayed in the match thanks to a career-high 63 assists from setter Katie Weidner (Warrenville, Ill.). Erin Walker (Fulton, N.Y.) led the Wildcats with 18 kills, plus she notched a double-double with 15 digs. Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) also earned a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs. Natasha Otte (Plymouth, N.H.) earned 13 kills, and Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) added 12 kills to the UNH cause.

Jen Williams (Mountain View, Calif.) led all players with 28 defensive digs, bringing her within 12 of the UNH career digs record. Otte and Weidner each picked up two blocks during the match , and Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) came off the bench to earn 12 digs.

The Wildcats (4-14, 0-3 America East) return to action next weekend, traveling to upstate New York for matches against Binghamton on Saturday and Albany on Sunday.

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